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Old 02-14-2014, 12:53 PM
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Pylon pitted and flaking

Anyone had there aluminum pylon pit really bad and flake off chrome-like flakes? Mine appears that the aluminum under a chrome finish is pitting and then flaking off the finish. In storage, so I'll have to get some pics next time. I searched and it didn't sound that common. I'm wondering if just good old sanding will take it down to clean aluminum or if I need something better.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:56 PM
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There have been a few guys post on here with their pylon coming apart. MBD used to sell some nice replacement pylons at a reasonable price, but no longer shown. Might check with your local dealer to see if any are still around.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:06 PM
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I would think that a good sanding and restoring a brush finish should do the trick. I would try the inexpensive method first. If it is really bad, mrmastercraft has the answer.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:21 PM
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So you're saying the pitting could be so bad the pylon might break or fall apart?!
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:32 PM
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I guess we will have to wait for the pics to see how bad it is.
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:01 PM
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I guess we will have to wait for the pics to see how bad it is.
Aluminum will corrode. If it is too weak....don't wait for an accident. It ain't worth someone getting hurt. Grab it and man-handle it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:37 PM
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Pull it out, sand blast and powder coat. That is what we do here at our shop.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:22 PM
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Pull it out, sand blast and powder coat. That is what we do here at our shop.
Sounds like the perfect answer.
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Pull it out, sand blast and powder coat. That is what we do here at our shop.
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Here are the pics of what mine looks like. After hearing comments, it seems like it is just surface pitting and nothing structural into the aluminum. If it cleans up good, I'll just consider that fine. Will post pics at a later date when I get around to pulling it and cleaning it up.
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